For UUCB’s MUUsic 2023 Fall Weekend, you are invited to “Prayers for Peace” a collaborative choral concert in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. This Fall, the UUCB Choir is collaborating with the University at Buffalo (UB) Choir, Mriya Ukrainian Women’s Choir, and St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church Choir to produce two evening concerts and a morning service featuring powerful reflective music in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. These events will showcase music by a variety of Ukrainian choral composers and will include spoken information on the music’s origins and meanings in both English and Ukrainian. The aim of these events is to celebrate Ukrainian culture and the cross-cultural healing power of music.
The MUUsic Weekend Calendar of events is as follows:
Friday November 17th “Prayers for Peace” concert and reception at the UU Church of Buffalo, concert 7:30-8:30pm, reception 8:30-9:30pm. Join us for a concert in our Sanctuary followed by a reception of traditional Ukrainian food in the Parish Hall. Suggested donation for admittance is $25.
Saturday November 18th “Prayers for Peace” concert at UB’s Slee Hall, concert 7:30-9pm. A second opportunity to hear Friday’s program, combined with other peace-themed music performed by the UB Chorus. Admittance is free.
Sunday November 19th“Prayers for Peace” service at the UU Church of Buffalo. Service time 10:30-11:30am. Hear excerpts from the evening events performed in the context of a moving service that will include information about the history and lived experience of the war in Ukraine, as well as how we in the U.S. can help. Admittance is free.